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Tokyo Meal Count – The United States is tied with China for the number of total medals but falling even further behind in the quest for gold. China is really showing up and showing out this year. This is a busy weekend with track and field events starting up and overlapping swimming and gymnastics that haven’t finished. Daniel Jepsen is back from vacation and has a full Olympic special edition on the Saturday Brunch. He covers some events that have been dropped over the years (such as live pigeon shooting and solo synchronized swimming) and unveils the 2024 Olympics in Paris logo. The internet is having some fun with it, per the usual.

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The Satur-deja Vu turns 100! In number of posts, not years. Post #100 was actually last Saturday, this being post #101. Even that technical detail is not precisely correct. Back when this weekly column started in 2019 it took a few weeks to come up with a good title. Double Take 5-4-19 was the first weekly review that would in time become the Satur-deja Vu. I tried Hindsight, Saturday Doubletake and even one post simply titled Still Need a Title. So if you count those we are actually up to 106 posts as of this week. Don’t overthink it. With 52 weeks in a year it took about two years to reach 100 review posts. Happy Monday has been posted weekly since 2012 and is now well over 400 posts. The Master’s Table has been online since 2008 and this post will make 1,633. There have been 2,469 comments made over the past 13 years. There are currently 668 WordPress followers, 192 Facebook followers and another 24 email subscribers. All right, enough numbers. Thank you for being a part of what we do here!

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They’re calling it a one in a million shot but it’s probably more rare than that. Over a million Americans could easily play golf this weekend without this happening to a single one of them. Tomas Gomez was going to make one final drive as thunderstorms approached in San Antonio, TX. Friends and family were able to get this shot on video of his golf ball being struck by lightning in mid-air. This was probably God’s way of saying “All right, y’all head on inside now.” Video here, including an interview.

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@masterstableblog is the shortcut for The Master’s Table Facebook page. If you happen to be a Facebook user you can like and follow the page to get notifications for new content here. There are currently 690 followers via WordPress and another 191 on FB. There is not a Twitter feed for The Master’s Table but I do link new posts for this blog and sermons from Unity Baptist on my personal feed @clarkjbunch. If you wanted to use these links to share with your friends and social media contacts well that would just tickle a guy pink.

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Bestie and wackadoodle were added to the Oxford English Dictionary back in 2014. Wackadoodle is one of those words I don’t think we hear enough of so I like to drop it into conversation. Here are some other fun facts, news items and random bits and pieces that you may or may not have caught. Welcome to the Satur-deja Vu.

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ESV – Finally, an American made luxury car available in the English Standard Version. Thank you Cadillac. This is exactly what I need to drive to church.

Okay, that was originally the joke. I was going to ask readers to think about what other versions would look like as automobiles. None of y’all would have replied with anything so I went ahead and made a few more. Comments are welcome.

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Even the secular world is aware that Southern Baptists met in Nashville this week for their annual meeting. Before I talk about the convention, which might only interest SBC members, here are some pics I took of other things while staying in Nashville. I didn’t actually do anything else but saw some stuff walking between my hotel and Music City Center each day.

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There’s something you don’t see everyday. These hamburger buns missed being bagged but still got a date stamp. If this arrived at a grocery store in this condition they would be thrown away and no customer would ever see them. I volunteer at a food bank and there again, no clients picking up food saw this either. I snapped as a pic as this rack full of bread products was unloaded from the truck. The flats were stacked 10 or 12 high and if this hadn’t been on top I still would not have seen it. I’m impressed by how clearly letters and numbers can be printed onto soft bread. Regardless of the date, since these buns were not bagged at all they were already rock hard.

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That is not the same picture I shared last week. The picture you saw last Saturday (link) was taken May 22nd, the day Johannah and I hiked to the Johns Mountain overlook. It was a very bright and sunny day which made it difficult to take a good picture with proper contrast. I had invited my friend Dudley to go with us but he had other plans. A few days later he told me that if I wanted to go back he would join me. What, hike up Keown Falls Trail and all the way to the top of the John’s Mountain Loop two Saturdays in row? That would be crazy! But I did it anyway. This picture was taken on May 29th, a day that was cooler and only partly sunny. It rained the night before and the temperature was 15 degrees or so cooler. Dudley and I actually made a longer hike but I hardly broke a sweat and never felt like I was going to die.

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This is the view from the Johns Mountain Trail overlook platform high atop Johns Mountain. While it is possible to drive to this location, let the record show that Johannah and I, along with her puppy Luna, hiked up from the bottom. While the entire round trip is only about 5 miles, it’s the elevation gain of 1,130 ft. that gets you. Click here for more pics and stats.

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